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  1. of or relating to qualities or features typical of or befitting a town or city.
  2. (of a person) characterized by the attitudes, opinions, manners, etc., of town or city living.
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Origin of townish

First recorded in 1375–1425, townish is from the late Middle English word townysche. See town, -ish1
Related formstown·ish·ly, adverbtown·ish·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of townish

  • It was a townish place, with a great larder set out; the house throughout dirty.

    Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803

    Dorothy Wordsworth